Roxy Murray, 35, Multiple Sclerosis
How would you explain Multiple sclerosis to a child?
I would say it’s a disease that makes me unwell sometimes. It affects how I walk and sometimes talk and maybe I will be in bed more than usual but that’s ok and I’m ok.
It’s not contagious and it’s because my body’s signals are a bit broken, very much like a wifi box. When it’s not working. If the signal from the wifi box isn’t strong enough it’s hard for the videos you want to watch to load up.
MS affects my body in the same way. My brain's signals are not strong enough so sometimes it doesn’t send a strong enough signal to my body to complete simple tasks and sometimes I need to rest to reboot.
What would you want the world to know about Multiple Sclerosis?
That it doesn’t affect everyone the same. Everyone’s outcome with MS is unique.
What does it feel like to live with Multiple Sclerosis?
It's a bit of a rollercoaster. Not too many days are the same and my symptoms vary day to day. It’s been emotional at points but has also brought an equal amount of light into my life.
What brings you joy?
Fashion, Yoga, Cinema and Traveling on new adventures and taking on new challenges.